Fathers Day Quotes

Fathers Day

Fathers Day Quotes for the awesome men who are true men. Unfortunately there could be more real fathers out there who raise their children and hold together a family. For those men who are handling their business and doing it well... Happy Fathers Day!

It is much easier to become a father than to be one.

Kent Nerburn

"My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn."

Louis Adamic

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Henry Ward Beecher

"A wise son maketh a glad father."

Proverbs 10:1

Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later...that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.

Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

"I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week."

Mario Cuomo

"I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example."

Mario Cuomo

"It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him"

Mark Twain

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown.

Author Unknown

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

Bill Cosby Father and Daughter
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"Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes. "


He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

Clarence Budington Kelland

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."

Sigmund Freud

"A father is a guy who has snapshots in his wallet where his money used to be."


"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma."

Marlene Dietrich

"Father taught us that opportunity and responsibility go hand in hand. I think we all act on that principle; on the basic human impulse that makes a man want to make the best of what's in him and what's been given him."

Laurence Rockefeller

The greatest gift I ever hadCame from God; I call him Dad!

Author Unknown

Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.


"Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."

Exodus 20:12

It is a wise father that knows his own child.

William Shakespeare

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It is a wise child that knows his own father.


"A father is a banker provided by nature."

French Proverb

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

William Penn

"I just owe almost everything to my father [and] it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election."

Margaret Thatcher

"By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong."

Charles Wadsworth quotes

"Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope"

John Ciardi

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."

George Herbert

"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home—it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love."

Margaret Truman

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters."

George Herbert

"A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma."

Marlene Dietrich

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"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

Ruth E. Renkel

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."

Harmon Killebrew

"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry."

William Shakespeare

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family"

Anthony Brandt

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